Youth keep the faith as they tidy up

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

ABOUT 40 vol­un­teers from the Eritrean com­mu­nity in WA helped clean up the river fore­shore in the City of Bel­mont as part of Clean Up Aus­tralia Day re­cently.

The group started in the early morn­ing, work­ing across six clean-up sta­tions al­lo­cated by the City of Bel­mont.

So far this year, nearly 700,000 vol­un­teers have re­moved an es­ti­mated 16,657 tonnes from 7117 reg­is­tered lo­ca­tions across Aus­tralia.

Co-or­gan­iser Abra­ham Hab­ta­hab said it was a great sight to see young­sters in the com­mu­nity tak­ing part and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.

He said it was im­por- tant for the Is­lamic com­mu­nity to con­tinue com­mu­nity ef­forts.

Hala Salih (15) was one of the young vol­un­teers on the day.

“It’s re­ally im­por­tant to live in a coun­try that’s clean and a beau­ti­ful place,” she said.

“Clean­li­ness is a big part of our faith in Is­lam.”

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